On May 14th, a gathering of nearly 200 members of VILAF from across the country took place at the delightful 30th Anniversary Retreat in Cam Ranh. The event was arranged to pay tribute to the exceptional contributions made by VILAF’s staff and their families, whose dedication has been instrumental in the firm’s resounding success.
VILAF emerged during the early stages of Vietnam’s foreign investment laws, a time when the nation embarked on a transformative journey, implementing a series of economic and political reforms to foster private investment and integrate into the regional and global economy. VILAF has blossomed from a modest team of less than ten lawyers into a preeminent law firm in Vietnam with nearly 100 lawyers. The retreat served as an opportunity to honor the firm’s staff, many of whom have devoted from 9 to 20 years to the firm, constituting an impressive one-third of the firm’s invaluable resources.
VILAF has established an illustrious track record of providing counsel on impactful and innovative cross-border transactions in Vietnam. The firm has been at the forefront of numerous pivotal legal domains, spearheading advancements in the country’s legal landscape. This dedication to excellence has been consistently recognized by esteemed international legal publications, including Legal 500, IFLR1000, AsiaLaw, Chambers, Asia Legal Business, Benchmark Litigation, In-House Community, and Vietnam M&A Forum, all of which have consistently ranked VILAF as a top-tier law firm across a wide range of practice areas.
Duyen Ha Vo, chairperson of VILAF, remarked, “The 30th anniversary is a unique opportunity to express gratitude. We sincerely appreciate our founding partners for laying the foundation of our remarkable journey. We are indebted to our partners for their exceptional leadership in navigating the challenges of the economy with triumph. We also thank our dedicated lawyers and staff, whose passion and efforts have elevated our legal practice to new heights. Lastly and most importantly, we express profound gratitude to our cherished clients and friends, whose unwavering trust has fueled our growth and purpose.”
Ngoc Anh Bui, Hanoi managing partner, added, “VILAF has been greatly honored to have been assisting foreign investors investing and doing businesses in Vietnam for the last 30 years, and we are committed to provide highest quality services to our clients in the many coming years. Our extensive experience gained over three decades will further enable our lawyers, a brilliant group of legal minds, to better serve your demands for your successful businesses in Vietnam’s increasingly complex and integrated economy.”
Here are some highlights of the grand night: